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Old March 24th, 2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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Tapes in Vancouver

Recently I moved to Vancouver from New Zealand, and I was wondering where a good place to buy DV tapes in bulk. I normally prefer Fuji or Panasonic.

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Old March 24th, 2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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London Drugs and Superstore usually have Fuji miniDV on sale about once a month. You should be able to get a 2-pack for just under $17.00 and a 3-pack for just under $25.00 (Canadian). I find Superstore a little cheaper most of the time for packs of Fuji miniDV, FujiPro VHS tapes, VHS plastic cases and Fuji 35mm film. But London Drugs and Leo's Photo have the best prices for Ilford Delta 100 and Delta 400---if you're into this.

Since you live on Arbutus and 6th (5th?), the Superstore nearest to you is on Marine Drive, between Main and Frasier. For London Drugs, Broadway and Heather or Granville, across from The Hudson's Bay department store---though I prefer the one on Broadway.



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Old March 24th, 2003, 06:56 PM   #3
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Fuji or panny is $6.44 Canadian through www.thetapeguys.com
They have an office in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Shipping is about $8 for a herd of tapes.
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Old March 24th, 2003, 08:02 PM   #4
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Thanks Bryan for that link again. I'll have to use them one of these days. However, since this member is in Vancouver (2 or 3 blocks from me), I recommended these 2 stores not only for tapes, but for the sardined, pretty cheeks. (And don't forget to take your cam to Kit's Beach, on those sunny summer days. I recommend that too!)
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Old March 25th, 2003, 02:47 PM   #5
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Hey Felix, fellow New Zealander here too. Seeing as you're asking about tapes, and I'm on the lookout for some, did you have a good cheap source here in NZ that you used?

Also, slightly off topic, but, I've only run about 10 tapes through my Xm2, so would changing brands be unwise at this point or would I need to service the camera first or something?

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Old March 25th, 2003, 03:32 PM   #6
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I buy my Fuji tapes from SUperstore. A 2 pack goes for $15. Got a 3 pack on sale from London Drugs for $21.

If you are taking your camera to beaches, make sure you go down to Wreck Beach!
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Old March 25th, 2003, 04:16 PM   #7
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The naked regulars at Wreck Beach don't like people with cams. They will protect their cheeks to no end. In other words, they'll ask you to leave. You can always rent a boat, though, and zoom in. Mind you, they'll be cursing. Kits Beach, on the other hand, is just as good. The only thing that will come between your cam and the cheeks is a g-string.
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Old March 25th, 2003, 10:08 PM   #8
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Today I pick up some fuji tapes here in Burnaby. $6 each at the tape house. You have to buy in packs of five. $30 for a five pack

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Old March 25th, 2003, 11:42 PM   #9
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Aaron,

I used to just go around between photowarehouse and noel leeming and wait for sales. As far as switching, I don't think it will be a major issue although I think some people on here will disagree with me on that one.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 12:00 AM   #10
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Does anyone know a store in Vancouver that would carry a cheaper wireless lavalier setup? I contacted Leo's , but they do a higher end one.. I'm looking at something like the Azden WLXPRO range...
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Old March 26th, 2003, 01:56 AM   #11
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I pretty much only shop at Leos and Lorne Lapham www.llsr.com
in Burnaby. Lorne Lapham is higher end video than Leo's so that might not be much help.


Frank, I guess you tried the camera a Wreck beach and got shot down, huh? :) Actually, I've seen it happen there once before. Never seen so many people in a crowd freak out at someone at once. It was like the guy pulled out a gun in the middle of an airport. I'm surprised they didn't tackle him.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 02:06 AM   #12
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Yeah, I was going to suggest Lorne Lapham. No, I've never even been to Wreck Beach, even though it's only a 6 minute bus ride from where I live. I know where it is, because I have friends working at UBC, plus I used to know a RCMP who's beat was Wreck Beach. He quit the force because not once, but twice, he got beat up by a naked female. Really.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 11:32 AM   #13
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I guess it would be pretty distracting to try to defend your self from a naked woman.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 12:26 PM   #14
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Not neccesarily. Wreck beach girls are often a long, long way from Baywatch girls.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 12:28 PM   #15
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heh. scratch that off my list of places to visit and familiarize myself with in Vancouver.
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